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EU funds consortium for technology towards the development of an artificial kidney

From bulky telephones, fax machines, cameras and radios to a smartphone that contains it all: technological advancements have revolutionized many aspects of our lives in the past fifty years. For kidney patients, however, life has remained the same in one major aspect: the dialysis treatment that they rely on for their survival. It’s time for this to change, as the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease poses a heavy burden on patients’ lives, and, at €90K per patient per year, also a financial stress on an already straining European healthcare system.

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Preventive health: urgent and impactful for all researchers

Roel Vermeulen

Healthcare is under pressure: costs are rising and the quality of care is under threat. Major crises are coming to the fore, such as climate change, which have significant consequences on the population’s health. Roel Vermeulen, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science (UU) warns, "It's five to twelve. More attention to preventive health can help reduce the pressure on the front end, but this requires proven, effective solutions.

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Science and technology play a key role in a healthy, circular future

Banner conference EWUU

During the annual conference of the EWUU alliance (TU/e, WUR, UU, UMC Utrecht), held in the Omnia dialogue centre in Wageningen on 19 April, the alliance partners will show how collaborating across the borders of the scientific disciplines can contribute to a healthy planet. The theme of this edition is entitled ‘Crossing Boundaries for a Healthy and Sustainable Future’.

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Horizon Europe grant for research into better, personalised treatment for high blood pressure

Woman at the kitchen table at home, measuring her own blood pressure.

An international research team has received a ten million euro grant from Horizon Europe and UK Research and Innovation. The HYPERMARKER team will develop and test tools supported by artificial intelligence that allow clinicians to select the best treatment for each individual patient with high blood pressure. The consortium consists of 12 partners, including world leaders in health data science, patient advocacy and industry.

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Large grant for national infrastructure to implement new organ and disease models using human stem cells

Reseacher in laboratory

Researchers from the University Medical Centers in Leiden, Utrecht and Rotterdam, jointly affiliated with the "Institute for human organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT)," intend to develop new organ and disease models using human stem cells.

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Researchers discover different types of plaques in vessel walls for the first time

Plaques in vessel walls

Researchers from UMC Utrecht, Europe and the United States concluded that as many as five different types of plaques exist. These plaques, a local thickening of the vessel walls, differed in the presentation of symptoms and in the genetic risk for developing a heart or brain infarct in patients.

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Cardiovascular disease guidelines less applicable in poor countries

Researchers at UMC Utrecht concluded that the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines are less applicable in developing countries compared to developed countries.

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New research on rare forms of arthritis

When people think of rheumatoid arthritis, most think of osteoarthritis. But there are also more rare forms of inflammatory arthritis.

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Extra impulse for research and cooperation in preventive health

Five research projects and 28 researchers of the alliance between Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and Utrecht University Medical Center (EWUU) will receive 200 thousand euros to drive research and cooperation in the field of preventive health.

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New prediction model can help GP recognize sepsis in adults earlier

New prediction model can help GP recognize sepsis in adults earlier

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